In between educational sessions, author signings, and networking opportunities designed exclusively for American Booksellers Association members, booksellers roamed the floor to discover new offerings and catch up with colleagues.
As is the case every year, proceeds from the auction benefited the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. The event was sponsored by ABA, the Children’s Book Council, and HarperCollins Children’s Books.
The publisher has also created a new hashtag, #TheHandSellLive, for the 2019 campaign, which booksellers can use to tag their videos on Facebook and when reposting them to other social media platforms.
PRH acquires minority stake in Sourcebooks; S&S to distribute Waterhouse Press; Nationals pitcher supporting indies; Former RH publisher Robert L. Bernstein dies; Plum Bay Publishing launches; PRH imprints create new publishing program; Candlewick announces terms for indies; Personnel changes at Penguin Press, Macmillan Children’s, Europa Editions, Welbeck Publishing, Holiday House, Random Children’s Books, Hachette; Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner announced
The American Booksellers Association recently presented the second in a series of three online Marketing Meetups focusing on topics related to IngramSpark, the print-on-demand book publishing service and e-book distribution tool.
In this marketing meetup, participating booksellers will hear about best practices and general advice for marketing non-book items to customers, as well as some popular items and other less-popular ones.
Golden Fig opens; Turning Page, Alibi to open; Penn Book Center to stay open; Green Arcade, Changing Hands celebrate anniversaries; Writer’s Block to move; Brookline Booksmith, Rediscovered named best bookstores; Jospeh-Beth bookseller to judge Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Bookmarks announces employee of the month; BookBar, The Lit. Bar, Bookends & Beginnings, The Book Worm, Mil Mundos, Roundabout, Classic Lines, Well-Read Moose featured in local news; and more.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.